grants-committeeThe Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls has awarded $132,500 in grants to six local nonprofits.

“Our Fund works to improve the lives of economically vulnerable women and girls in the region through community investment, education and collaboration,’’ said Carolyn Sanderson, Fund Chair. “We are thrilled to announce that this year was our single largest grantmaking year since our founding in 1998.”

Fund members proudly present our new grantee-partners:

  • Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation in Trenton, awarded a three-year grant of $75,000, will scale its Female Trenton PEERS Empowerment and Education Program, an outreach and support group for young women in high school that provides intensive mentoring, leadership development, and peer education.
  • HomeFront, awarded a grant of $25,000 for its Childcare Access for Mothers in Need program at the Atkinson Child Development Center in Ewing, will focus on the educational, health, and workforce needs of very low-income mothers while their children receive free, quality childcare.
  •  PEI Kids in Lawrenceville, awarded a grant of $25,000 for Helping Girls Achieve: A Therapeutic & Educational Support Group, will address health and educational issues for girls who have been or who are at risk of being sexually abused.

Three additional non-profit groups, Family Guidance Center in Hamilton, Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton, and RISE in Hightstown, were awarded relationship building grants of $2,500 each.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls supports the economic security of women and girls in central New Jersey. Our funding priorities, based on the research-based needs of women and girls in the region, are reported in Shaping the Future.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $120 million in assets and made grants of over $75 million, including $16 million in 2015.